After being revealed towards the end of 2021, the 2022 Skoda Karoq has gone on sale in Australia ahead of the first deliveries in the second half of the year. Comprising of a light style refresh, more standard technology and newly available features, the updated Karoq is now priced $3,000 higher starting at $42,990 drive away. Available in both Style and Sportline models as before, the Karoq continues to compete with the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson.
Skoda Australia national sales and planning manager Kieran Merrigan said the Karoq continues to offer customers “a best-of-all-worlds approach to medium SUV buying.”
“With design highlights like VarioFlex in the Karoq Style, Skoda can offer the practical smarts of a larger vehicle in a size that offers greater urban agility and lower weight for enhanced efficiency.
“Or, for those wanting the most emotional and engaging driving experience, no European medium SUV can touch the Karoq Sportline 4×4 for sporty fun and technology for under $50,000 drive-away.”
As we detailed in our reveal article, the updated 2022 Skoda Karoq ushered in new styling – such as new headlights and taillights with scrolling indicators – as well as refreshed wheels and interior trims. The engine range remains the same as before: a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine mated to an eight-speed auto, or a 140kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch auto and all-wheel drive for a 7.3-second 0-100km/h sprint time. The former uses 6.6L/100km, the latter just 0.3L/100km more at 6.9L/100km.
As before, there will be two variants in the 2022 Skoda Karoq range in Australia: the entry-level Style 110TSI ($42,90 drive away) and the racier Sportline 140TSI ($49,990 drive away). Standard equipment has been boosted to include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, auto-folding mirrors, an electric tailgate with kick-to-open functionality, front parking sensors, extended pedestrian detection for the auto braking system, digital radio, rear scrolling indicators, drive modes, wireless phone charging, interior reading lights and luggage nets. According to Skoda, that’s $4,300 worth of equipment that’s now standard.
That’s in addition to the other standard features on the Karoq Style, including a leather steering wheel and gear knob, auto lights and wipers, rear privacy glass, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a digital instrument cluster, an eight-speaker sound system, dual-zone climate control with rear vents, keyless entry and start, roof rails, seven airbags, front and rear auto emergency braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, driver fatigue monitoring and tyre pressure monitoring.
Above the Karoq Style sits the Karoq Sportline, which adds all-wheel drive, more performance thanks to a larger 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, 19-inch wheels, sportier exterior and interior styling, Matrix LED headlights with adaptive high beam functionality, paddle shifters, front cornering lights and sports seats.
As before, option packs are available for the Karoq to add more features. Available on the Style is the $5,900 Tech Pack, which adds a larger 9.2-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation and gesture control, Matrix headlights, automatic parking, lane assist, a 360-degree camera, traffic jam assist, rear cross-traffic alert, emergency assist and ambient lighting. Blind-spot monitoring will join this package later in 2022 when it becomes available thanks to semiconductor delays.
Also available is the $10,900 Premium Pack, which includes the Tech Pack’s equipment and further adds black or ivory leather upholstery, electric front seats with memory, heated front and outboard rear seats, a heat insulating windshield, a heated steering wheel with paddle shifters and headlight washers.
The Karoq Sportline is available with the $2,600 Travel Pack, which adds the larger infotainment screen, heated front and rear seats, a heat insulating windscreen and a heated steering wheel and headlight washers, as well as the $3,500 Tech Pack, which adds adaptive dampers, auto parking, lane assist, a 360-degree camera, traffic jam assist, rear traffic alert and emergency assist and finally the $5,900 Premium Pack, which adds both the Travel and Tech Packs.
Also available as standalone options for both the Style and Sportline are a $1,900 panoramic sunroof and $1,400 side steps. A seven-year service pack with seven-year warranty and roadside assist is also available for $2,400.
2022 Skoda Karoq pricing (drive away):
- 110TSI Style 8-speed auto: $42,990
- 140TSI Sportline 7-speed DSG: $49,990
- Tech Pack (Style): $5,900
- Premium Pack (Style): $10,900
- Travel Pack (Sportline): $2,600
- Tech Pack (Sportline): $3,500
- Premium Pack (Sportline): $5,900
- Panoramic roof: $1,900
- Side steps: $1,400
- Seven-year service pack with a seven-year warranty and roadside assist: $2,400
The 2022 Skoda Karoq will arrive in Australian Skoda dealerships soon. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.